On the Independence of Singular Casual Explanation in Social Science: Archaeology.

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  • Author(s): Nickles, Thomas
  • Source:
    Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Jun77, Vol. 7 Issue 2.
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    • Abstract:
      Discusses work in archaeology that raises questions concerning historical and lawful explanation. Argument that singular causal explanation (SC) is independent of covering law explanation (CL); How every SC explanation logically entails the existence of a full CL explanation of the same explanandum; Reorientation of archaeology toward social anthropological theory and explanation.